Are you kidding? This was the best book ever! I loved the plot twists (except for Peony!) and I really want to read the second book because of the cliff hanger at the end! She ISN'T Cinderella, she's just Cinder. Just Cinder. She's not a fairy tale, she's not a fair maiden. She's a tough, smart, caring street girl who isn't afraid to get dirty (like grease). I think Queen Lavana got introduced just in time! If the author wanted us to know more of her, he would keep the story going. All in all, I loved this book! It was the best I have read for a long time!